I’m so excited that my new chalkboard kitchen cabinet is finally finished!  There is a large, door-like cabinet in my kitchen that we painted with both magnetic and chalkboard paint.  The chalkboard part works great, the magnetic part not so much. We used a spray paint for the magnetic paint, if I did it again I would use a traditional paint.  I find this is a great way for me to reduce the amount of paper floating around my kitchen.  Good for the environment, and good for my sanity.

Above is our menu plan for this first week of December. (is it really December?!  It’s just way too warm here around Boston to feel like December!)  The chili was perfect yesterday after spending the afternoon at the Needham Holiday House Tour.  Adding the adobo chiles is making a big impact without making it too spicy.  Tonight is our homemade chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries and leftover (L/O) rice.  My favorite part about using the chalkboard for the menu plan is that I can easily update it if something changes mid-week.

 Madison also loves her new section of the door.  This has been a great way to keep her in the kitchen with me while I get dinner prepped.

The only challenge is keeping this little guy OUT of the cabinet!

If you have any questions about making the chalkboard cabinet, let me know!
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This post is part of Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Frugally Sustainable and SortaCrunchy’s Green Resource

3 replies
  1. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! What a fun way to plan out meals for the week rather than just writing it on paper!


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